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Abby Gross Cabins - Volunteer Weekend Build 2 / June 2-4

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Camp Henry

5575 South Gordon Avenue

Newaygo, MI 49337

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We were so blessed to have Abby Gross on the shores of Old Lake Kimball for many summers as a camper. Abby was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2010 and passed away on May 7, 2015 at the age of 15. We will always remember her joy, courage, passion, zest, and beautiful smile. One of Abby's favorite things to do was to ride horses and she spent several weeks at Camp Henry as a Frontier Camper.

We are thrilled to announce plans for the Abby Gross Frontier Village at Camp Henry. Abby inspired all those who knew her by living her life to the fullest. She taught us to Choose Joy, Take Luck, and to Be Brave.

During these volunteer weekends we will be building three new cabins - named Joy, Luck, and Brave.

We are holding 2 work weekends:

  • May 19-21
  • June 2-4

Cost: Free

Lodging and Meals Included:

  • First Meal – Friday Dinner at 6 pm
  • Last Meal – Sunday Lunch at 12:30 pm

Volunteers will be staying in cabins with other volunteers. If you are coming as a family or a couple, please let us know by emailing info@camphenry.org – and we will work with you to provide appropriate lodging accommodations.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding for a single bed
  • Work Gloves, Work Clothes, and Work Tools (saw, drill, etc..)
  • A good appetite, a smile and a great attitude :)

Weekend Schedule:

Friday

1 pm – 6 pm Build Session I
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Build Session II
9:30 pm Campfire Connections and Stories

Saturday

7:00 am Build Session III
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Chapel
9:45 am Build Session IV
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Build Session V
5:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Build Session VI
9:30 pm Campfire Connections and Stories

Sunday

7:00 am Build Session VII
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Chapel
9:45 am Build Session VIII
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Horseback Trail Ride

Our hope is that most volunteers will be able to be with us from Dinner on Friday through Lunch on Sunday. Yet, if you can arrive early on Friday to help us get a jump start on the project – that is great. Also, if you can only attend for a portion of the weekend – or you want to skip the early morning work sessions – that is no problem. We are excited about these projects and looking forward to hosting and working with volunteers for whatever time you are available.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


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